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Greenspace Challenge: take a walk on the wild side

Residents are being encouraged to get out and about into the borough’s parks and open spaces as Wirral competes in Liverpool City Region’s Greenspace Challenge.

As part of our Year of Environment, the year-long challenge will see Wirral battle to get to the top of the wildlife spotting leaderboard as residents across the region discover and share sightings of the animals, insects and plants that they see.

Wirral will be competing against neighbouring areas and councils including; Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Halton.

The challenge is a great way to get more active outdoors whilst contributing to helping identify more animals and plants that might need conserving or managing in our local parks and spaces.

To take part you’ll need to download the ‘iNaturalist’ app on your mobile or tablet or register online by visiting iNaturalist.org. Simply spot any sort of wildlife at any of Wirral’s parks, take a picture and share your observation by uploading to iNaturalist.

The Year of the Environment is an initiative that showcases the city region’s natural assets and celebrates the valuable work done by so many in the region to maintain the local environment. To find out more visit the Year of the Environment website.

Aside from competing against each other, the authorities that make up the Liverpool City Region actually joined forces to compete in a worldwide City Nature Challenge against the likes of Tokyo, Barcelona and Miami. At the time of going to press, the final results were still not confirmed.